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August 23, 2016

Model for Predicting Coastal Storm Damage in the North Sea

July 7, 2016 — A system for predicting storm damage by waves in northern areas of the North Sea has been developed by mathematicians. The north-east Scottish coast was found to be more exposed to swell arriving ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Heavier snow over Antarctica was supposed to be one of the few brakes on sea-level rise in a warming world. But that prediction is not reliable, says a new study of Antarctic snowfall over the past ... read more

In Cities, Flooding and Rainfall Extremes to Rise as Climate Changes

May 9, 2016 — Cities face harsher, more concentrated rainfall as climate change not only intensifies storms, but draws them into narrower bands of more intense downpours, Australian engineers have determined. The ... read more

May 9, 2016 — A new study shows the extent of the challenge faced by the upstate New York distribution grid during Super Storm Sandy in October 2012, and suggests what might be done to make the system more ... read more

Scientist Will Use Satellite Data to Study Lightning That Sizzles

May 6, 2016 — Researchers want to learn more about long-stroke lightning that makes things ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — For the first time, scientists have three-dimensional snapshots of raindrops and snowflakes around the world from ... read more

Storm Surges Projections in Europe

Mar. 30, 2016 — Coastal flooding is often caused by extreme events, such as storm surges, which in some areas may be amplified by climate change. A number of studies have evaluated the dynamics of future extreme ... read more

Mar. 24, 2016 — The launch of the GOES-R geostationary satellite in Oct. 2016 could herald a new era for predicting hurricanes, according to researchers. The wealth of information from this new satellite, at time ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — Researchers used the Stampede supercomputer to gain a better understanding of the conditions that cause severe hail to form, and to produce hail forecasts with far greater accuracy than those ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — When we talk about climate change today, we have to recognize the natural variations to be able to distinguish them from the human-induced changes. Researchers have analyzed the natural climate ... read more

Hydrocarbon Storage, Fracking and Lightning Risk

Mar. 14, 2016 — Fires caused by lightning strikes on hydrocarbon storage plants are a century-old, yet to be addressed, problem, according to new research. In the era of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, this is ... read more

Science Can Now Link Climate Change With Some Extreme Weather Events

Mar. 11, 2016 — Extreme weather events like floods, heat waves and droughts can devastate communities and populations worldwide. Recent scientific advances have enabled researchers to confidently say that the ... read more

Mar. 8, 2016 — A dynamic process that cools the coastal ocean and can weaken hurricanes was discovered as Hurricane Irene made landfall in New Jersey, according to a new study. The study's findings could help ... read more

Mar. 7, 2016 — Aurorasaurus is a citizen science project that tracks auroras through the project's website, mobile apps and ... read more

Mar. 7, 2016 — A recent study of past disturbance of the oyster beds in New York Harbor led by geoscientists is the first to link Europeans' overharvesting and disturbance of the ancient shellfish beds to loss ... read more

Feb. 16, 2016 — Scientists have used Rocket-city Ozone (O3) Quality Evaluation in the Troposphere (RO3QET) Lidar to measure ozone produced by lightning in the United States. The research could be important to air ... read more

Storm Desmond Stripped Agricultural Land of Soil and Nutrients

Jan. 27, 2016 — More large storms in the future, such as Storm Desmond, will increase the loss of valuable soil and nutrients from agricultural fields, according to new research. In the wake of Storm Desmond, and ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — A new model explains three fundamental features of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Its huge size, its timescale of about 45 days, and why the tropical storm clouds always move toward the ... read more

The Science Behind Snow's Serenity

Jan. 21, 2016 — A thick blanket of snow covering streets, walkways and rooftops can cause some major stress, but it can also be calming. The world seems quieter and it's not just because people are hibernating ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — A warmer Atlantic Ocean could substantially boost the destructive power of a future superstorm like Hurricane Sandy, new research suggests. The researchers used a numerical model to simulate the ... read more

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